Driving Tip: Acceleration
Some tests have been done on automatic transmission vehicles, concerning how hard you accelerate vs MPG
Turns out that for legs of over a mile, it makes little difference in overall MPG
how hard you accelerate. Yeah, accelerating very slowly (think granny in a M-B 240D) garners you a whopping 0.1% better MPG
Best to accelerate fairly hard (as long as upshifts are not delayed) up to cruising speed in top gear then steady out on your cruise speed.
This keeps the engine in its sweet high load/low RPM mode all the way up to cruise speed, then you level out at your desired speed.
This advice should work for a stick as long as you don't shift at a higher RPM.
2000 F-350 SC 4x2 6 speed
3.08 gears Gear Vendor Overdrive
Rugged Air Dam